The most clear piece of evidence in showing your interest in anything is that ‘like’ button. This apparently now also extends beyond trying to get laid… to trying to get paid.
Norman Reedus has been clicking that thumb on a ton of posts about him potentially being cast to revive Ghost Rider when Marvel brings the franchise back from the grave. It has sent the intended ripples as people are noticing.
He is also not doing anything to deny his interest.
“The Ghost Rider conversation has been coming up for years, and yeah, tell them to put me in it,” Reedus told ComicBook.com in July. “I want to play Ghost Rider. That would be great. So, I don’t know, call somebody, make that happen. I want to do it.”
He added, “I want a fire skull. I want my face to turn into a fire skull and whip a chain around. That would be great… I got 12 [motorcycles]. I’d just pick one. I’ll do it, yeah.”
Honestly, it is a pretty on-the-nose casting, given that Reedus quite often plays the tough loner and he already mentions his real-life love for motorcycles, which he had a “Ride” show, too.
Nicolas Cage was the first actor to bring Johnny Blaze to life in a pair of pretty terrible Ghost Rider movies. The rights to the IP are now back with Marvel Studios and there are always rumblings of when it will re-launch.
Fans were given a Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider on the small screen through a run of shows during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — and it seemed like, at the time, he was going to be greenlit for a Ghost Rider spinoff at Hulu but the project got shelved.
If Ghost Rider is coming back to the big screen, Reedus is waiting by the phone.